What's up with dance music

Deep Sugar, Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody's long-running house music party at the Paradox, launched its own label, 410 Paradox Underground, last year. And the next Deep Sugar party on Saturday, June 8 will coincide with three new releases from the busy label, with Chris Burns, Vjuan Allure, and Lazerbitch all in the building to celebrate their new EPs.

The Moonrise Festival, a new dance-music festival that was to debut in Baltimore this year, has been cancelled less than three weeks before it was to take place at Port Covington on June 8 and 9. The event's promoters, Steez Promo and Ultraworld, announced that they didn't obtain all the necessary permits for the festival, which would have featured Pretty Lights and the Crystal Method, and that they are working on alternative events for some of the acts that were booked for Moonrise. Infected Mushroom and Lotus announced new gigs at Baltimore Soundstage on June 8 and 9, respectively.

Old heads of the Baltimore Club scene will get a party to remember on Saturday, June 29, when veteran DJs Rod Lee, K-Life, and Rod Braxton take over the United Steelworker union hall on 540 Dundalk Ave. However, you may not be old enough to go, even if you can buy liquor-advertisements for the event warn "Must be 35 and older to enter."

A quick look at some dance parties and DJ nights going down in Baltimore this week: On Wednesday, May 29, Red Maple is hosting Global Soul with DJ Kerem Ulken. On Friday, May 31, NowChild Soundstage is holding the Electric Dicksquad Carnival-an answer to mainstream EDM festival the Electric Daisy Carnival, of course-with Litreldisco, RaceCarBed, and even some Baltimore Club from Murder Mark and TT the Artist. And on Friday, May 31, Red Maple's Go Big! features DJ Mic L and DJ Marat B.

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